1 For the music director; a psalm of David. O Lord, the king rejoices in the strength you give; he takes great delight in the deliverance you provide. 2 You grant him his heart's desire; you do not refuse his request. (Selah) 3 For you bring him rich blessings; you place a golden crown on his head. 4 He asked you to sustain his life, and you have granted him long life and an enduring dynasty. 5 Your deliverance brings him great honor; you give him majestic splendor. 6 For you grant him lasting blessings; you give him great joy by allowing him into your presence. 7 For the king trusts in the Lord, and because of the sovereign Lord's faithfulness he is not upended.
8 You prevail over all your enemies; your power is too great for those who hate you. 9 You burn them up like a fiery furnace when you appear; the Lord angrily devours them; the fire consumes them. 10 You destroy their offspring from the earth, their descendants from among the human race. 11 Yes, they intend to do you harm; they dream up a scheme, but they do not succeed. 12 For you make them retreat when you shoot your arrows at them.